3D Animation with Motion Graphics (ANIM6 - 6M5545)


Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 6 QQI Award in Cartoon Animation 6M5545

The Animation industry in Ireland is vibrant and growing and has been identified as an area in which there are significant skills gaps.

This course will develop strong skills in the area of computerised animation; 3D design and modelling; and developing animation sequences and stories. Students will be equipped with the ‘digital toolbox’ to enhance opportunities to enter the creative digital industry.

This course is also suitable for previous graduates of other visual courses (photography, graphic design, web design, multimedia etc.) who feel the need to improve their digital skills and familiarise themselves with industry standard software for returning to the workforce.

Graduates of the course will be ready for entry-level positions in the computerised animation industry.

Entry Requirements

It is desirable that students have a prior qualification (QQI Level 5 or equivalent) in the Art/Design area. Applicants without an existing qualification will be required to demonstrate that they have the required aptitude and skills for this course. When called for interview all applicants will be asked to present a portfolio of their work.


Successful students will have a strong portfolio that will direct them towards employment; or enable them to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of colleges in Ireland and further afield.

For full details of QQI requirements for progression to CAO courses please click here. Simply enter the code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code choose the Select by Institution option, then click on Go.

Course content:

  • Animation Drawing
  • Scriptwriting for Animation
  • Drawing
  • Animating Characters in 3D Skills
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Computer Illustration Graphics
  • Editing Practice and Techniques
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Team Leadership

Course Cost:

The cost of this course varies depending on an applicant's status. Further information on course charges is available here.


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